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Report: Ryane Clowe won’t play for Sharks in Game 6

May 10, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

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A season ago he slipped under the radar a bit, but Niklas Kronwall is returning to his previous game-changing form. That means scoring crucial points, yet it also often means delivering brutal hits. The Swedish defenseman “Kronwall’d” Dany Heatley and Ryane Clowe already in this series and it looks like Clowe is showing some ill effects.

CSN’s Brodie Brazil reports that Clowe won’t play in Game 6 and didn’t make the trip to Detroit. It’s unclear what type of injury Clowe is dealing with or how much time he will miss, but the odds are high that that hit might be the culprit for his missed time. Clowe wasn’t shy about discussing his distaste for Kronwall going into Game 5, but it seems like Kronwall got the last laugh.

No doubt about it, losing Clowe would be a big blow. He registered a career-high 24 goals and 62 points this season but has been even better in the playoffs, scoring 13 points in 11 games.

Speaking of big blows, here’s video footage of that destructive check by Kronwall.

  1. ready4jets - May 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Kronwall regularly leaves his feet when making those hits. That’s Charging. I think if he played for any other team people would think he’s dirty, but for the last ten years the wings get the benefit of the doubt. It’s similar to all of lidstroms stick checks which are hooks to most other players in the league.

    • jmartin5372 - May 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      You’re an idiot. He never left his feet.

      • ready4jets - May 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM

        Granted this wasn’t as bad as some of his other checks, but neither feet are touching the ice at impact.

    • jpelle82 - May 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

      you’re a moron. you could call almost any check in hockey a “charge” because by definition the rulebook states “the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner.” it also says “jumps into” and when someone “jumps into” another player…thats when the penalty is called. nowhere does it say “leave feet”. big difference between jumping into someone and leaving your feet.

      • ready4jets - May 10, 2011 at 2:15 PM

        I’m glad you’ve figured out how to cut and paste. I really am, but you should be looking at the NHL casebook, which is the supplemental material to the rulebook. The casebook goes into much more detail with examples. An example of where the two differ is in interference. According to the definition of interference, there would be a penalty on nearly every play. The casebook differentiates between what should be called and what shouldn’t. There’s where it makes mention of leaving ones feet while making a check.

        … Moron.

    • jpelle82 - May 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM

      thanks you made my point and we arent talking about interference are we? stop whining

      • jpelle82 - May 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM

        …and please include a link to this magical casebook you reference

      • ready4jets - May 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM

        It’s not a text document, it’s mostly video. They often show clips with audio on cbc. You can buy a copy of it at under back issues. I became familiar with it while I was a AAA ref. It’s hardly magical. It’s given to all members of the media before the season.

      • ready4jets - May 10, 2011 at 3:54 PM

        Oh, and here’s your link

  2. dreadpiratesteve - May 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    This is bad for the Sharks. Really bad. Clowe may be the Sharks best player. This loss could cripple the team and hand a free victory to Detroit. Time for SJ to show how tough they really are.

  3. jpelle82 - May 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    its time for marleau to step it up. he has been around long enough, there’s really no excuse for his play. he looks lost at times and the wings are taking advantage of him

  4. abrienza428 - May 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    San Jose ends this tonight

    • jpelle82 - May 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM


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